The following shows the results of a test case using SkyCiv against a third party brick-element FEA solver. The solvers are setup substantially different, and run different analysis – but show the accuracy of 3D FEA solvers in comparison to 1D or 2D element analysis as used in SkyCiv.
Given the limitations of SolidWorks – we had to assume a single section property to allow us to model using Truss Members – making it easier to model in CAD. Modelling different section values would have doubled the CAD modelling time.
|Software Loadup||1 minute||5 minutes|
|Modelling||12 minutes||120 minutes|
|Meshing||0 minutes||15 minutes|
|Applying Loads||<1 minute||3 minutes|
|Solving Time||<1 minute||<1 minute|
|Total||0.25 hours (15 minutes)||2.4 hours (144 minutes)|